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Surname: Beagle
Alternative names: /
Original origin: Great Britain
FCI group: Running dogs, sweat dogs and related breeds
size: up to 40cm
size: up to 40cm
Mass () : up to 18kg
Mass () : up to 18kg
Life expectancy: 10 - 16 years
nutrition: Carnivore
sexual maturity:
litter size: 7 - 9
coat color: white, brown and black
coat type: tight
coat length: very short
Character / essence: sociable, active, curious
attitude: needs a lot of exercise

Beagle - introduction information

Of the beagle comes from Great Britain, where this extremely persistent and movement-happy dog ​​was used in big packs in the hunt of hare. However, the origins of this race can be found in France, from where its direct predecessor, the Hubertushund in the time of William the Conqueror by Norman settlers brought to England and was bred there. The earliest written references to the name "Begle" for a small and spiked, fine-nosed hunting dog date back to the early 16th century. From this developed the name Beagle, under which these dogs were finally recognized in 1890 as an independent breed.
The Beagle is a compact hunting dog that stands out with a robust physique with short and strong legs, thin and long lop-eared ears, and gentle brown eyes with a true-hearted look. He reaches a shoulder height of no more than forty centimeters and a body weight of fifteen to eighteen kilograms. The hair of most beagles appears tricolor in white, brown and black, but it is also allowed combinations of two colors, namely white with brown, lemon yellow or red. The tail is set high and often ends with a white tip.
The Beagle is a very balanced and good-natured dog with a bright, cheerful and outgoing personality. He is ideal as a family dog, because he is very good with small children and always seeks proximity to its owners. He also meets strange people with interest and friendliness. However, his pronounced hunting instinct requires that he has a strong prey operation in himself, which can only compensate for a beginning in puppy age consistent education with a firm hand. The Beagle was bred as a pack animal and functional dog, which therefore needs several times a day spout and not like to be left alone. Owners of a beagle should therefore be able to invest a lot of time and energy in their dog and enable them to spend time in company with their caregivers. Since the beagle tends to overeating and overweight, should be paid to a healthy diet and a lot of exercise. If kept in the right way, beagles can reach a lifespan of up to sixteen years.